The Angel of Hope Memorial Bricks are a wonderful way to memorialize the children we have lost. Whether purchased for yourself or for someone you love, it will be a treasured gift for years to come. Engraved with an individually personalized message, each brick is 4x8 inches with three lines available for engraving: fifteen characters per line, including all spacing and punctuation. All engraving is done in uppercase letters. Each memorial brick purchase includes a miniature memorial brick containing an identical inscription.
Two dedication services are held each year - one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The Fall dedication of bricks will take place in late October or early November, prior to the cold and in time for the holiday season. The Spring dedication will take place the last weekend in April or the first weekend in May, before Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Spring Dedication Deadline: February 20th
Fall Dedication Deadline: August 20th
Angel of Hope
Located in a quiet, garden setting, Blanchette Park, St. Charles, Missouri is home to the Angel of Hope. The angel’s face is that of a child, its arms raised, as a child waiting to be lifted. In its wing is inscribed the word HOPE. This beautiful statue is an exact replica of the Christmas Box Angel statue, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and stands as a symbol of hope for all parents who have experienced the death of a child. The St. Charles Angel of Hope and surrounding garden is intended to be a place of peace and healing for all bereaved parents.
On December 6th of every year, families and friends gather at the Angel of Hope for a candlelight vigil in rememberance of the children we have lost. This event is open to the public and all attendees are asked to bring a white flower and an enclosed candle for the memorial service.